Exhibition 'Leaf shapes, glass engravings’
01 June 2022 00:00 till 30 September 2022 23:55 | Add to my calendar
Artist and gardener Rozemarijn Oosthoek from Delft is now exhibiting her glass engravings at our Hortus Botanicus. The artworks have just moved from their location at Trompenburg Gardens and Arboretum in Rotterdam. They can be admired in the TU Delft Hortus until the end of October.
Gossamer leaf veins can be seen on various glass plates, both coloured and clear glass, which light up beautifully when the sun shines through them. The glass engravings, provided with a sleek steel frame, can be found around the water between the glasshouses and the technical plants.
The works of art were created during an artist-in-residence at Trompenburg in Rotterdam (2021) during which the artist explored the limits of cultivation. The enormous variety of leaf shapes in this garden inspired her; but she was even more captivated by leaves that showed imperfections: half-eaten, fused and distorted. These unusually shaped leaves have been given a new lease of life on the (coloured) glass.